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Energy Guide by FreePriceCompare.com The best Standard rate electricity tariffs Many of us what simplicity in life, standard electricity plan office that – it makes your bills easy to read, but comes at a price. Standard electric tariffs Most electricity providers will offer a standard rate tariff. The standard rate tariff is designed for people who work 9-5 and as a result is the most popular of tariffs. The average standard rate tariff is significantly higher in cost the discounted or fixed rate deals. At FreePriceCompare.com, we ask customers to avoid standard rate tariffs, but to instead opt for discounted or fixed rate deals. Standard rate tariffs, important things to look for When comparing standard rate electricity tariffs, pay particular attention to the unit rates – which is measured in pence per kilowatt hour. Some standard rate tariffs will come with a standing charge others will not. The tariffs without […]

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Energy Guide by FreePriceCompare.com Energy performance certificates Domestic or commercial properties that are available to rent or buy in the UK must carry an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). It allows for, amongst other things, the analysis of heating and lighting of a property. EPC’s display much like the multi-coloured sticker on an appliance and it reflects the energy efficiency rating of a property. An A grade shows the most efficient and a G grade for the least efficient property. The EPC will let the user of the building know what the costs will be to light and heat the property and the carbon dioxide emissions implications. EPC’s also provide guidelines to achieve a higher rating, which mean energy efficiency and cost efficiency, can be achieved. Please note, EPCs are valid for 10 years, after which a new one must be ordered as the assessors will re-examine the property. If you’re […]

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Energy Guide by FreePriceCompare.com How beneficial will a price freeze be if labour wins the next election? Ed Milliband has promised at the Labour conference if Labour wins the next election, that the party will freeze energy prices for 20 months. That pledge has come under severe criticisms from large and surprisingly small suppliers too. Following announcement by Ed Milliband several small suppliers echoed that there should be more competition in the energy market place. Ovo’s founder and MD, Stephen Fitzpatrick said: “I don’t think more government intervention is the answer. We believe very strongly that the consumer needs to see a better choice, a better range of energy companies in the market. That’s what’s really going to help keep prices down for customers.” Chief executive of First Utility, Ian McCaig also said greater competition will help consumers get better deals. Adding, “not only will this help more households move […]

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Energy Guide by FreePriceCompare.com Expect prices to rise up by 8% with one supplier, others will follow with similar price rises. Organise and book contracts before September ends. Sources indicate that British Gas will hike prices up by 8% in the coming weeks, which will affect 11 million UK based customers. This will then give the green light for other suppliers to follow suit. In November 2012 British Gas hiked price by 6% and recently announced a 3% rise in annual profits of £356m. British Gas has refused to comment on the speculation of the price rise, leaving the spokesperson to say [British Gas] “never comments on future pricing movements”. Every year there is stand-off between the big six energy suppliers – British Gas, Eon, SSE, Npower, EDF and Scottish Power so as to avoid being the first one to raise prices and absorb the bad publicity associated with the […]

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British Gas has sketched out an early stage plan to offer free electricity to customer on Saturday. The motive behind the idea is to get more customers to use the limited amount of electricity available on the power grid during off peak periods. Consequently leaving more supply on offer to businesses during the weekdays. It is understood the “Free electricity Saturdays” plan will be available to customers who adopt the British gas smart meters. Whilst these smart meters are still very much in their infancy British Gas claim they have already installed more smart meters than all the competitors combined. What’s more, British Gas’s sister company in Texas and the north-east of the United States already offers such a scheme called Free Power Saturday. The scheme offers 24hours of free electricity every Saturday to all customers who agree to shift their majority electricity usage to the weekend. Rising Profits Rising […]

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Wondering, what are the best ways to save money on your electricity bills? In this post, we are offering up 3 key tips. Money is tight at the moment. As such, it is now a better time than ever to head online for tips on saving money as a home owner or business. One of the best ways to save money monthly or quarterly is through your electricity bills, where there is a push from the government currently on businesses to make more of an effort. Not only does streamlining your electricity usage make sense in a green way of thinking, it also makes sense financially, where the potential savings in the long term are high. At this time, converting or finding new ways to produce electricity is difficult for home owners. In 2009 the UK consumed 351.8 billion kWh of electricity. In order for a solar panel to power […]

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